Henning, M. (2011) Neurath's whale. In: Alberti, S., ed. (2011) The Afterlives of Animals. University of Virginia Press. ISBN 9780813931678
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Taking a brief passage by Otto Neurath about a whale exhibit, I raise questions about how we interpret exhibits, using phenomenological and social-historical approaches, and I use Bruno Latour’s notion of objects as actants and imbroglios to reconsider the anthropological idea of the “social life of things” and ask how museums and popular attractions manage and contain their specimens.
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